Are You Studying
Medieval History This Year?
Don't Waste Your Time on ANY Other
Use MEDIEVAL HISTORY WRITING LESSONS
To Save Yourself Time and
Help Your Child Enjoy Writing!
August 8, 2011
Dear Fellow Writing Teacher, Homeschool Mom or Parent,
Lori Verstegan has done it
again. She provides 29 writing lessons for moms & teachers who are
studying or teaching medieval history. One of the coolest things about
Lori's writing lessons is it goes chronologically through the program.
In other words, it begins with Augustine & Mohammed, runs thorugh
Charlemagne, Knights, King Arthur and ends with the Magna Charta.
Most lessons begin with activities to teach a stylistic technique or
writing structure. These vary from strong verbs to show emotions to
topic sentences/clinchers to similes. An overview of the lesson is
provided, as well as a step-by-step (EASY TO FOLLOW) lesson
Medieval History Writing Lessons are just another excellent supplement
to Teaching Writing: Structure & Style. Lori provides 1-4 lessons for
each of TWSS (IEW's Teaching Writing) units thus covering stories,
reports, formal essays, critiques and creative writing. Checklists are
provided for both the teacher & student.
So you're wondering what ages can use Medieval History-Based Writing
Glad you asked because Lori has thought of everything. In her
easy-to-follow lessons, she separates her instructions for elementary
(4th-6th grade) from junior high. To help teach different ages of
students, different checklists & assignments are given. This includes both the Student Book as well as the Teacher's Manual.
Watch the following video for a general overview of History-Based Writing products.
At the end of the manual,
you receive 3 bonus
1. Games for Review - Effective way to review the concepts you
are teaching, especially with vocabualary words. Ways to adapt to one
student are included in this section - yea for homeschoolers!
2. Stylistic Technique Charts & Helps - You should refer to
these charts when your kids need to add quality adjectives, strong
verbs or adverbs. They do not have to think of these words on their
own because long lists are given for them to choose from.
3. Vocabulary - Cards with 64 vocabulary words/pictures are
included so your kids can start using these words in their own
writings. What better way to increase your vocabulary than to actually
use your new vocabulary words. Also included are some vocab quizzes &
Wondering what exactly is included? Here's a list of the topics for
each of the TWSS 9 units.
Units 1 & 2 - Writing from Keywords Overview of Middle Ages
Byzantine Empire & Justinian the Great
Augustine, Archbishop of Canterbury (story)
Mohammed & Islam (story)
Unit 3 - Writing from Pictures Personal Narrative Essay from Picture
Unit 4 - Summarizing References Charlemagne (3 lessons)
Unit 6 - Research Reports Battle of Hastings-William the Conqueror
Knights (Body Paragraphs)
Unit 8 - Formal Essays/Reports Knights (Intro, Conclusion, Final Draft, Bibliography)
Subject of Choice
Unit 3 - Narrative Stories Anointing of King Arthur
Borrowing a Conflict
Unit 9 - Critiques Genghis Khan & His Hawk
Critique of Story/Novel of Choice
Unit 7 - Creative Writing Marco Polo (Descriptive Essay)
Magna Carta (Reflective Essay)
Islam vs. Christianity (Contrast Essay w/ Thesis)
Student Book includes assignments, blank outlines, source texts, checklists, vocabulary cards and grammar helps are provided for two levels of students, elementary and junior high. Comes with Student Resource Notebook e-book. Click here to view a PDF sample of the Student Book.
Teacher’s Manual includes teaching and reviewing tips, sample whiteboards, games, quizzes and answer keys. Click here to view a PDF sample of the Teacher's Manual.
Before I close, let me
also share the stylistic techniques your students will either review
or learn with Medieval History Writing Lessons
Strong Verbs with emotions
Adverbs (-ly words)
Appealing to five senses
More Sentence Openers (because, clausal)
3 Simple, short sentences
My 13 year old
daughter, who has worked through the Student Writing Intensive,
Medieval Lessons, and whatever other writing assignments I've
come up with, was talking to a friend. The friend had desired to
enter a Hannah Montana essay contest—the deadline was quickly
approaching. The friend lamented as would not be able to compose
an essay in so short a period saying, “they are so difficult to
write!” My daughter became excited and told her friend that "No,
this is going to be easy! The writing curriculum my mom has been
using is really going to come in handy!" Then she spent 30
minutes explaining HOW it works and giving pointers to her
Today she was
called to kid-sit for a neighbor. The gal commented she had to
go work on a letter for a custody hearing. Not exactly a topic
to discuss with a 13 year old. Nonetheless, Allison said, "Just
add lots of quality adjectives, strong verbs and -ly words;
it'll sound great!" The neighbor became excited and asked
Allison if she could call for more pointers!
I am so blessed and thankful to
see some fruit in my labor. Thank you IEW for an effective,
As an ADDED BONUS...when you grab your copy of Ancient History-Based
1. Student Resource Notebook eBook (digital download for each of your own children)
Strong Verb Charts
-ly Words (Adverbs)
Quality Adjective Charts
Five Senses & Emotions
Transition Words & Phrases
Grammar Rules - Punctuation, Confused Words, Clauses, Phrases, etc
Charts & Checklists
Answers to Exercises
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If you don't like the product or
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Your success in using
this powerful approach to teaching writing is completely
As usual, this is a no-brainer. If you want to save yourself some time
and you are studying medieval history with kids between the ages of 8
and 15, you should integrate Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons
into your course of study.
Lori has done all the hard work for you and given you easy-to-follow
steps to teach each & every lesson.
I almost forgot, she also includes all the answers in her Teacher Tips
at the end of the manual. Not all manuals give you answers, but Lori's
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